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Bynum McAger Wright, age 98, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, passed away on September 18, 2022. Born in Winston Salem, N.C., he was the son of the late Burgess and Bessie Wright (Reynolds).
Bynum served in the United States Army during World War II where he heroically fought in the Normandy Invasion, Battle of the Bulge, and the Rhineland Offensive. He subsequently transitioned into the United States Air Force in 1947 when it was first inaugurated and retired after 30 years of service. He then proceeded to work in the Civil Service and retired again after 20 years. Bynum was a 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite Masonry and a Shriner.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Albina (Bienkowski) and his siblings Woodrow Wright, Evelyn West, William Wright, and Elizabeth Weber. He is survived by his children Tom Wright, Mary Borders (Richard), and Janice Lemp (John), 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, his sister Doris Noell, and many nieces and nephews.
Family will celebrate with a memorial service at St. Simons on the Sound, September 24, 2022. If so desired, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children in memory of Bynum Wright.
Tribute by Richard Borders:
The Last Man Standing
Born in baby-blue Carolina.
Named after the doctor
That brought him into this world.
He would be the last man standing.
World War Two opened his young eyes
To the horror of war.
A pair of Dutch shoes
Were always there as a reminder.
The war sent him to a hospital
To heal his frozen feet.
He left his wheelchair at the hospital
And walked out with his future wife.
Three children joined the loving couple.
Family and work became his mantra
Spanning two centuries.
Four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren
Enjoyed his love and numerous gifts.
Even though he lost his sight,
He never lost his strong Christian beliefs.
He adapted to the cruel fate of glaucoma.
His family kept him standing
Through it all.
His work was done in this world.
He was ready to join his wife.
He left us with his dignity.
He left us with his pride.
For he was the last man standing.
God bless Bymun Wright.